Revablend Review


Recently, I received the Revablend from the manufacturer to take it for a test spin. Out of the box, I noticed it looked and felt like a smoothie bottle, the only difference being the blades at the bottom. I was super excited to see what this muscle-powered blender could do, so I grabbed a banana, spinach, blueberries, strawberries, spirulina, protein powder, and some almond milk. I twisted the blades by hand to chop and mix the ingredients. Then, I tilted the Revablend forward at approximately 30° and “Rev’d” it across my kitchen counter. At first, I felt a little awkward, but I quickly got the hang of rolling the Revablend back and forth. When I felt the ingredients were well blended, I took a sip and was pretty impressed with how well the smoothie tasted. All of the ingredients blended well together, with the exception of the blueberry skin. So I made a note to self not to use fruits with thicker skins, such as blueberries or cherries in the future. The following day, I used strawberries, banana, almond milk and protein powder, which blended up nicely.

In a nutshell, I think the Revablend is great for on-the-go, especially if you’re going to the park, to work, for a hike, or hitting the gym. Not to mention, you’re reducing your carbon footprint by using the Revablend instead of an electric blender and you’re getting a workout at the same time!

Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Salad


It’s a beautiful day, and I was craving a Greek salad. Instead, I threw together what I had in my fridge and pantry and came up with this meal. And, as I’m chopping the veggies, they just so happened to form a heart! This recipe makes enough so you can eat it for lunches during the week too!

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package 

1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained

3/4 cucumber seeded and chopped 

1 1/2 cups of tomatoes cut in half

1/2 cup kalamata olives, sliced

1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped

Juice of 1 lemon

4 tbs olive oil 

Red wine vinegar

Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Cook the quinoa according to the package. Chop all your veggies and have them ready on a cutting board and rinse and drain the chickpeas. Once quinoa is done cooking, transfer to a large bowl and stir it with 2 tbs of olive oil and some salt and pepper. Once the quinoa mixture is room temperature (takes about 15-20 min to cool) then stir in all the veggies and chickpeas. Add the remaining 2 tbs of olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon and some salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Salad


It’s a beautiful day, and I was craving a Greek salad. Instead, I threw together what I had in my fridge and pantry and came up with this meal. And, as I’m chopping the veggies, they just so happened to form a heart! This recipe makes enough so you can eat it for lunches during the week too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package 
  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cucumber seeded and chopped 
  • 1 1/2 cups of tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tbs olive oil 
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Cook the quinoa according to the package. Chop all your veggies and have them ready on a cutting board and rinse and drain the chickpeas. Once quinoa is done cooking, transfer to a large bowl and stir it with 2 tbs of olive oil and some salt and pepper. Once the quinoa mixture is room temperature (takes about 15-20 min to cool) then stir in all the veggies and chickpeas. Add the remaining 2 tbs of olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon and some salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Spicy Avocado Toast

Ingredients:

  • One toasted slice of whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 juice of a small lemon
  • Chili powder (dash)
  • Garlic powder (dash)
  • Cayenne pepper (dash)
  • Pink Himalayan sea salt (dash)

Mash all of the ingredients (except the toast) in a small bowl. Place on top of the toast and enjoy!